About the SPC Public Health Division

The SPC Public Health Division (PHD) is dedicated to improving the health, and therefore the future, of all Pacific Islanders. PHD strives to promote and protect the health of Pacific Island peoples. It advocates a holistic approach to health, supports sustainable capacity development, and facilitates and promotes collaboration with partners. I invite you to explore the diverse activities of the SPC Public Health Division through this website and encourage you to contact us if you would like to learn more.

Recent & forthcoming events
  • Nadi, Fiji, 28 April-02 May 2014 - Second Pacific directors of health meeting 
Global and regional rise of diseases spread by mosquitoes

Monday 7 April 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia – 


The Pacific is currently experiencing a growing epidemic of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The global concern for these diseases is highlighted today, World Health Day; this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases.

SPC helps Fiji fight dengue outbreak

Friday 21 February 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia – 


The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has made a contribution to Fiji’s Ministry of Health for the purchase of insecticides to carry out mosquito control interventions for the next three months.

This contribution comes in response to Honourable Minister for Health Neil Sharma’s recent call for assistance from development partners to help Fiji respond to the current dengue outbreak.

Epidemics transmitted by mosquitoes a cause of concern in the Pacific

Thursday 23 January 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia – 



The first locally-acquired case of Zika virus infection that was detected in New Caledonia on Friday (17 January 2014) represents a new epidemic threat to the territory and the Pacific region, which is already affected by several epidemics of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.

Our Voyage: celebrating the response to HIV in the Pacific

Friday 8 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

Luke Nayasa, HIV advocate and Fiji Network Plus (FJN+) member, with his family outside their home in Fiji. With funding from the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, FJN+ improves the quality of life of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families by providing access to social support networks and training and employment opportunities.

The launch of the photography book Our Voyage: Stories of Triumph in the Response to HIV and other STIs in the Pacific on Monday 11 November will mark a number of significant achievements as a result of support from the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, a grant funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments and managed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Public Health Division.

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